Glenn Weiss, After Three Months, Quits as Art League's Executive Director

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Glenn Weiss, who Art Attack interviewed during his first day on the job, has resigned as Art League Houston's executive director. Weiss had replaced former executive director Vanessa Perez McCalla following an extensive search.

To date, Art League hadn't sent out a press release announcing the change. On February 7, a classified ad went up for Weiss's old gig at artshound.com, a listing that's still active.

Weiss and Art League representatives wouldn't answer Art Attack's specific questions about why Weiss decided to leave the nonprofit after just three months. Weiss, an architect and longtime arts administrator, instead offered this statement in an e-mail:

"The Art League Houston is a valuable organization for Houston and is posed to leap forward into a new future under a talented Executive Director," writes Weiss. "Skilled directors or curators in contemporary art should apply for this unique opportunity."

As of the time this post was published, Weiss, who moved to Houston last October from New York, was still listed as the organization's executive director on Art League's Web site. Additionally, Weiss's Facebook and LinkedIn pages show that he's presently working at Art League Houston.

"We were very pleased to have Glenn join the Art League family, but due to unforeseen personal matters, he was unable to stay with us for long," says Art League board president Cara Pauloski Rudelson when asked about Weiss's resignation. "We have not refilled the position yet, and are currently seeking an Executive Director to lead Art League Houston's mission in providing opportunities to explore contemporary art.

"The Board is committed to filling the position with an experienced and dedicated visual arts professional that will continue to enhance Art League Houston's participation in Houston's vibrant arts community."

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